Star Wars News Net reports Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss could begin filming the first film of their Star Wars trilogy as early as this fall and the film may even be set during the Old Republic era.
According to the site, a source close to the production was approached to begin work on the first film from the Game of Thrones creators this fall and it will be set during the Old Republic in an effort to appeal to a wider, Game of Thrones-like audience.
The rumor should have Knights of the Old Republic and EU fans excited and the source reiterated the film would be set hundreds of years before the Skywalker Saga, lending a medieval Lord of the Rings-like vibe to the Star Wars universe for the first time ever. The project appears to be in early preparation with concept art being designed as the script is being finished.
Previous reports have suggested Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed on to write and produce a total of three films in the Star Wars universe, though the official announcement from Lucasfilm went only as far to say the duo had been brought on board for a series of films. The Game of Thrones creators are expected to jump ship to Lucasfilm as soon as their work on the final season of the HBO hit fantasy series is complete.
Additional details on future Star Wars films from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have yet to be revealed. In addition to a trilogy from the Game of Thrones creators, Rian Johnson is also expected to begin developing his own Star Wars trilogy after he finishes Knives Out though no details have been revealed since the project was originally announced in November of 2017 and no timeline for production has been officially revealed.
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Lucasfilm is set to conclude the Skywalker Saga with Star Wars: Episode IX this December with JJ Abrams having returned and directed the film. It stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will also appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Source: Star Wars News Net
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he’s one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes’ arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he’d love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I’ve always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he’s done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio’s best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c’mon, the guy’s look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn’t deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He’s charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he’s young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.